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An application of artificial intelligence to medical robotics


In this paper an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Medical Robotics is described. Namely, a specific AI technique is employed to generate a sequence of operations understandable by the control system of a robot which is to perform a semi-automatic surgical task. According to this technique, a planner is implemented to translate the “natural” language of the surgeon into the robotic sequence that should be executed by the robot. A robotic simulator has been implemented in order to test the planned sequence in a virtual environment. The planned sequence is then to be input to the medical robotic system, which will execute the surgical operation. The work described in this paper features a high level of originality, since no similar applications of AI to medical robotics could be found in the scientific literature.

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Alessandri, E., Gasparetto, A., Valencia Garcia, R. et al. An application of artificial intelligence to medical robotics. J Intell Robot Syst 41, 225–243 (2005).

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Key words

  • ontologies
  • robotic simulator
  • medical robotics
  • neurosurgery
  • planner
  • artificial intelligence